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Grand Challenges in Migration Biology

Bowlin, Melissa LU ; Bisson, Isabelle-Anne; Shamoun-Baranes, Judy; Reichard, Jonathan D.; Sapir, Nir; Marra, Peter P.; Kunz, Thomas H.; Wilcove, David S.; Hedenström, Anders LU and Guglielmo, Christopher G., et al. (2010) Symposium on Integrative Migration Biology In Integrative and Comparative Biology 50(3). p.261-279
Abstract
Billions of animals migrate each year. To successfully reach their destination, migrants must have evolved an appropriate genetic program and suitable developmental, morphological, physiological, biomechanical, behavioral, and life-history traits. Moreover, they must interact successfully with biotic and abiotic factors in their environment. Migration therefore provides an excellent model system in which to address several of the "grand challenges" in organismal biology. Previous research on migration, however, has often focused on a single aspect of the phenomenon, largely due to methodological, geographical, or financial constraints. Integrative migration biology asks 'big questions' such as how, when, where, and why animals migrate,... (More)
Billions of animals migrate each year. To successfully reach their destination, migrants must have evolved an appropriate genetic program and suitable developmental, morphological, physiological, biomechanical, behavioral, and life-history traits. Moreover, they must interact successfully with biotic and abiotic factors in their environment. Migration therefore provides an excellent model system in which to address several of the "grand challenges" in organismal biology. Previous research on migration, however, has often focused on a single aspect of the phenomenon, largely due to methodological, geographical, or financial constraints. Integrative migration biology asks 'big questions' such as how, when, where, and why animals migrate, which can be answered by examining the process from multiple ecological and evolutionary perspectives, incorporating multifaceted knowledge from various other scientific disciplines, and using new technologies and modeling approaches, all within the context of an annual cycle. Adopting an integrative research strategy will provide a better understanding of the interactions between biological levels of organization, of what role migrants play in disease transmission, and of how to conserve migrants and the habitats upon which they depend. (Less)
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Symposium on Integrative Migration Biology
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  abstract     = {Billions of animals migrate each year. To successfully reach their destination, migrants must have evolved an appropriate genetic program and suitable developmental, morphological, physiological, biomechanical, behavioral, and life-history traits. Moreover, they must interact successfully with biotic and abiotic factors in their environment. Migration therefore provides an excellent model system in which to address several of the "grand challenges" in organismal biology. Previous research on migration, however, has often focused on a single aspect of the phenomenon, largely due to methodological, geographical, or financial constraints. Integrative migration biology asks 'big questions' such as how, when, where, and why animals migrate, which can be answered by examining the process from multiple ecological and evolutionary perspectives, incorporating multifaceted knowledge from various other scientific disciplines, and using new technologies and modeling approaches, all within the context of an annual cycle. Adopting an integrative research strategy will provide a better understanding of the interactions between biological levels of organization, of what role migrants play in disease transmission, and of how to conserve migrants and the habitats upon which they depend.},
  author       = {Bowlin, Melissa and Bisson, Isabelle-Anne and Shamoun-Baranes, Judy and Reichard, Jonathan D. and Sapir, Nir and Marra, Peter P. and Kunz, Thomas H. and Wilcove, David S. and Hedenström, Anders and Guglielmo, Christopher G. and Åkesson, Susanne and Ramenofsky, Marilyn and Wikelski, Martin},
  booktitle    = {Integrative and Comparative Biology},
  issn         = {1540-7063},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {3},
  pages        = {261--279},
  publisher    = {Oxford University Press},
  title        = {Grand Challenges in Migration Biology},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/icb/icq013},
  volume       = {50},
  year         = {2010},
}